JSC Radio Ep. 61.5: I’m Black & I Have A Dad

PHILADELPHIA (JSC) — What’s Happening People! The Cause Speeds on Its Way and it’s been a minute since I’ve dropped a “.5” on you, but this was too good to get crammed into one show.

Initially, I had planned on this being the bulk of Ep. 61, but, because of #Lions, there was no way that I could give this interview its proper justice by having it tied to Jim Caldwell. Ep. 61.5 needed to stand on its own.

This week, we welcome JSC Contributor Jazmine Duke back to the show. She made a very notable appearance on the show a year ago and this time she’s back with her father, Aaron, with whom she co-wrote a book called I’m Black and I Have A Dad. She has also previously written on this site on Father’s Day last year, telling a story about how her dad legit saved her life

Aaron Duke, is more than Jazmine’s dad. He’s a retired U.S. Marine, a self-made man, and after listening to this show, you will see where Jaz gets it from in terms of their raw and outspoken nature. The interview is nearly an hour long and if you’re one of those people who pucker up at the talk of racism and sexism…then you need to grow up and put on your big boy pants because it’s gonna get woke in here.

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Coming up on Episode No. 61.5 of JSC Radio:

  • Jazmine and her Dad recount life in Minnesota including chopping wood and laying sheet rock.
  • How did an old school Black Marine raise a Feminist?
  • How the fight for gender equality and racial equality go hand in hand.
  • On the advice he gave Jazmine as a young girl.
  • Despite their really tight bond, they don’t agree on everything.
  • What it was like being the product of an interracial relationship.
  • How did they manage to bridge the generational gap?

iLLingsworthShouts out to Doc Illingsworth for dropping a ton of beats on me. Support him and buy his merch at His Website and get all his music on Bandcamp.

Also, wanna shout out theavatars-000323029456-7tpb8w-t500x500 homie Ossim Jones, recommended by the Good Doctor himself. Be sure to hit up his page on Soundcloud to check out what he’s bringing.

If you’re a hungry, grinding ass hip-hop artists and you want to get your music on on JSC Radio, e-mail me directly at: jason@jayscottsmith.com. To support the show and the website, check out our Patreon Page for Exclusive JSC Stuff for Patrons Only. This interview has been on Patreon for a few days and you could’ve heard it first if you were a Patron.

I want to thank those of you who continue to support JSC Radio and continue to help this show grow day by day. Feel free to support this show by subscribing, sharing links, giving me a rating and a review on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and/or Stitcher and telling others as I continue to build this thing.

Until Next Time, That’s The Way It Is. Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

Take Care, God Bless, Always Dare to Be Different, and (especially today) G.O.M.A.B. Σ

JSC Words of Wisdom #12: I’ll Be Good To You…

PHILADELPHIA (JSC) — Good Friday morning, Everyone! It’s time, once again, for the JSC Words of Wisdom, a.k.a. #JSCWOW. As always, this will drop every Friday morning. Feel free to share this on your favorite social media outlet with the hashtag — #JSCWOW.

This will be a quickie this week but in these trying times in this country, this one is definitely needed. Point blank: People these days are assholes. Between social media, our work places, our political discourse, and just general interaction on the streets, people are the literal worst right now. The sad thing is that it really doesn’t have to be that way. In the very first edition of #JSCWOW, I talked about the value of Paying it Forward. At its base, simply treating people well plays a big role in doing that. Continue reading JSC Words of Wisdom #12: I’ll Be Good To You…

An Ode to My Dad…

What’s good y’all. Jay here. As apart of the evolution of the site, I’ve decided to add a few contributors. That’s right, we’re expanding! They will be people who have awesome viewpoints and amazing personal stories. The first is Jazmine Duke. She is the founder The Female Condition, which is a no holds barred feminist website. Followers of JSC Radio will remember her from her amazing appearance in January on Episode No. 27.

During that show, she mentioned that she is writing a book on her wonderful relationship with her father called “I’m Black and I Have a Dad” which will talk about her experience growing up in Minnesota with a single black father who raised her to be an independent, free-spirited Feminist. On this Father’s Day, she drops this wonderful story about her father and opens a window in to why dude is her ace.

Without further ado, I hand the floor off to Jazmine.
Continue reading An Ode to My Dad…

JSC Words of Wisdom #2: Success is Consistent

Good Friday morning, party people! I definitely appreciate all of you who have come through to check out the Mothership since it has officially re-launched as JayScottSmith.com. Seriously. THANK YOU. I’ve gotten a lot of feedback on Twitter, Facebook, and in my text messages. It’s super cool and you guys make me think I should’ve done this shit sooner. Welp, it’s that time once again for some of that inspirational food for thought to send you into your weekend. It’s time for the JSC Words of Wisdom, a.k.a. #JSCWOW. This will drop every Friday morning. Yes, I know last week’s hit on a Saturday, but, more often than not, this will hit after 6:00 am Eastern Time every Friday morning like that direct deposit. Feel free to share this on your favorite social media outlet with the hashtag — #JSCWOW.

For this week’s Edition, I reached over to one of the most distinguished men in American history and a true gentleman in every sense of the word, Congressman John Lewis. The message: Stay Consistent.  Continue reading JSC Words of Wisdom #2: Success is Consistent

JSC Words of Wisdom #1: Pay it Forward

What’s Up y’all! If you’ve followed me on Instagram the last couple of months — and you should be — usually every Friday, I post some inspirational quotes and pictures to send JSC Words Cardsy’all into your weekend with a little extra juice. Often, it’s stuff I’ve heard to get me through rough stretches. Occasionally, it’s some inspiration shit I thought up on my own after taking time to reflect on my run through life.

Well, starting today and going every week from here on, I’m going to be hitting y’all with some of that inspirational food for thought that only I can give you. It’s the JSC Words of Wisdom, a.k.a. #JSCWOW.  You can follow me on the Gram to peep the previous ones like this one to the left. For the inaugural (on the web) #JSCWOW, I give y’all a simple message: Pay It Forward.  Continue reading JSC Words of Wisdom #1: Pay it Forward